Sometimes it is hard to believe that Barcelona is not the capital of Spain. While Madrid reigns supreme as this Iberian country’s capital, Barcelona holds its own as one of Spain’s Mediterranean jewels. This second largest city in all of Spain, as well as the most important Spanish seaport on the Mediterranean Sea, has a life, beauty and vibrance that is uniquely its own.
Barcelona is an ancient, beautiful city. Its history traces its roots from the Roman Empire, and later Gothic and Moorish conquests have also left their marks in the city. But while Barcelona is ancient, it is also a very cosmopolitan city that fully embraces the new, while at the same time protecting its old treasures
To visit Barcelona is an experience. There are so many places to see and things to do in the city and its outskirts that it will definitely take more than an extended holiday to take in fully what Barcelona has to offer. It is a guarantee that Barcelona has something new to give the visitors to the city that have been there before.